The Complete Persepolis Analysis

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In The Complete Persepolis, written by Marjane Satrapi, there are a few examples in the story that showed the penetration of western values and culture into the Iranian society. The first example is when Marjane’s parents brought her home merchandise that is representative of western culture. These items included Nike shoes, a Michael Jackson pin, and posters of Kim Wilde and Iron Maiden. Secondly, Marjane visited the black market in Iran where tapes of popular western musicians and bands were sold like Stevie Wonder, Pink Floyd, and Abba. Lastly, an example of the influence of western culture into Iran was when Marjane’s family would have house parties in order to distract them from what was happening in their country. They would indulge in
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